Today’s photos come from Pam Bosse in Wolcott, Connecticut. These are photos from earlier in the year, when her garden was at its summer peak. So if you are having dreary November weather where you are, take a moment to look at these photos and dream of next year’s garden!
I have submitted many photos through previous years; however, I hadn’t felt confident to send in photos for this particular phase of my gardens.
This year the gardens were so beautiful from all the rainwater earlier. There is nothing like the God-given blessing of rainwater. Honestly, I can water and water and water again and never get the results that rainwater gives my gardens.
We had so many Oriental lilies that at every corner you turned, you could smell their vanilla spice. Bees and butterflies were so happy with all the flowers that thrived this year. See for yourselves.
This bed is dominated by tall, pale-yellow lilies. These queens of the garden are known for their incredible fragrance, and they do best in rich, well-drained soil and full to partial sun. Here they are the star of the show but are backed up by a great diversity of other plants to make a rich, complex display.
More tall, fragrant lilies line the driveway. Shorter perennials in the front complement the tall lilies perfectly.
Blue balloon flowers (Platycodon grandiflorus, Zones 4–9) take center stage here. This wonderful perennial is tough, adapts to a wide range of conditions, and produces lots of wonderful blue flowers over a long season in the summer.
Pink daylily and blue balloon flowers make a great team.
Looking down the street at the riot of color from an assortment of perennials. It’s a feast for the eyes, and pollinators will love it too.
I wouldn’t mind drinking in the rich fragrance of those lilies every time I went to get the mail.
One last view of this rich garden (sigh). Who is ready for spring? Send us your favorite photos from spring or summers past so we can fantasize about warmer times together!
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